Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis

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Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis
For definitions of common terms related to TB, see the glossary at the back of this booklet (page 16).
INTRODUCTION
What is TB?
Why is TB still a problem in the United States?
How is TB spread?
What is latent TB infection?
What is active TB disease?
LATENT TB INFECTION
Should I get tested for TB?
What are the tests for TB infection?
What if I have a positive test for TB infection?
What if I have been vaccinated with BCG?
If I have latent TB infection, how can I keep from developing active TB disease?
What if I have HIV infection?
If I was exposed to someone with active TB disease, can I give TB to others?
ACTIVE TB DISEASE
How is active TB disease treated?
What are the side effects of TB medicines?
Why do I need to take TB medicines regularly?
What is directly observed therapy (DOT)?
How can I remember to take my TB medicines if I am not on DOT?
How can I keep from spreading TB?
What are multidrug-resistant TB and extensively drug-resistant TB?

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